Welcome to SAGE Connection! Here are the most recent posts from SAGE and from SAGE Insight, our research news blog:

On SAGE Insight: Racial Disparities in Student Debt and the Reproduction of the Fragile Black Middle Class

From Sociology of Race and Ethnicity A growing literature recognizes that student loan debt is racialized and disproportionately affects youth of color, especially black youth. In this study, the authors expand on this research and ask whether black-white disparities in … Continue reading

Fruitful Feedback: 5 Factors of a Great Peer Review

By Jennifer Lovick, Executive Editor of Cancer Control and Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment and Senior Managing Editor at SAGE Publishing You’ve been invited to review a paper that is under consideration for publication in a research journal. You … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Insufficient Economic Convergence in the World Economy: How Do Economists Explain Why Too Many Countries Do Not Catch-up?

From Agrarian South Development is disappointing in most developing countries, at least when it is measured in terms of converging productivity and living standards with those common in developed countries. This is in sharp contrast to the optimistic prediction of … Continue reading

Publishing peer review: An interview with the editor of Cooperation and Conflict

By Mollie Broad, PR Executive, SAGE Publishing @broad_mollie Peer review, although an imperfect system, plays an essential role within the scholarly ecosystem and acts as the gatekeeper in order to maintain the integrity of the academic record. However, reviewing manuscripts … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Marking Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Toward a Biology-Driven Treatment Strategy for Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

From Clinical Medicine Insights: Blood Disorders To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2018, SAGE is delighted to offer free access to this great article on SAGE Insight. T-cell and natural killer–cell lymphomas are a relatively rare and heterogeneous group of … Continue reading

Deadline Extended! How does your library innovate digitally? (Prizes for top photos!)

As a librarian in 2018, you promote your library a lot differently than librarians did back in 2008. Ten years ago, Myspace was favored over Facebook, BlackBerry sold almost two times as many phones as Apple, and Twitter had just hit 6.0 million users, … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Audio Description in the UK: What works, what doesn’t, and understanding the need for personalising access

From British Journal of Visual Impairment Audio Description for film and television is a pre-recorded track that uses verbal descriptions to provide information on visual aspects of a film or TV programme. In the UK, it is currently the only … Continue reading

7 steps to strengthening your reviewer profile

By Katrina Newitt, Senior Peer Review Manager, SAGE Publishing, @KatrinaNewitt   You want to start reviewing. Where, and how, do you begin? It is widely acknowledged that there is a lack of formal training for peer reviewers and most learn “on … Continue reading

Happy Peer Review Week!

By Kristen Marchetti, Associate Director of Peer Review @marchetti_kl If you’re not already aware, today marks the beginning of Peer Review Week 2018, an annual event, currently in its fourth year running, which focuses on the importance of the role that peer … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: “Listen to your body”: Participants’ alternative to science in online health discussions

From Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine This paper presents a discursive psychological analysis of how the idiomatic expression “Listen to Your Body” is deployed in online forum discussions about ADHD medication and … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: New research proposes using local data in exposing problem areas and resolving malnutrition

Article title: Lost in Aggregation: The Geographic Distribution of Kwashiorkor From Food and Nutrition Bulletin Kwashiorkor, one of the most extreme forms of malnutrition, is estimated to affect more than a hundred thousand children annually. The condition can make a … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Long Working Hours and the Risk of Chronic Disease

From Social Change A discernible change in trends and nature of occupation and working hours over time has changed the prevalence of disease among people. One’s work environment, especially work stress and characteristics of the job play an important role … Continue reading

Meet the SAGE Journals Author Relations Team

We are delighted to introduce you to the Author Relations Team here at SAGE Journals. Amy, Eleanor, Jennie, Jessica, Kathleen, Sammy, and Tara work together to provide high-quality resources to support prospective and published authors across all disciplines. Visit the … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Microplastics and the marine environment

The accumulation and dispersion of plastics in the oceans has gone from being a preoccupation of only the most ardent and dedicated eco-warriors to become one of the leading environmental concerns, up there with climatic change, amongst the general population … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Why do young people join parties? The influence of individual resources on motivation

From Party Politics         Party membership is usually explained either by resource-based models such as the socioeconomic standard model or with the incentives that a membership can provide. The former approach stresses the role of skills, availability, and social position, … Continue reading